Grado Goes Cuckoo for Cocobolo
Grado has just introduced the second limited edition of its Heritage Series, the Cocobolo GH2. True to its name, it features exotic cocobolo wood. Cocobolo, known for its use in fine instruments, furniture, and those chess sets that look too nice to touch, is one of the most beautiful and tonally pleasing type of wood that Grado has ever used. The first Grado to be built from the cocobolo tree is the company's Heritage Series GH2.
The wood enhances the headphones, and not just sonically. It looks beautiful, sculptural, and artistic. No two GH2 headphones look alike, thanks to the beautiful range of tones and grain patterns. "We've never had such striking visual differences from pair to pair as with the GH2," notes our friends at Grado.
The Heritage Series Heritage
With its first Heritage Series pair of headphones, Grado wanted to pay homage to the family's Brooklyn roots. Grado built its GH1 headphone out of maple wood from a fallen tree just a few blocks from where Grado is. It was the first headphone ever built from a Brooklyn tree.
While Grado's first headphone in this series focused on its hometown of sixty-four years, the company wanted to venture further out for the GH2. Cocobolo wood originates from the rain forests of Central America, and its denseness is a primary reason why it produces such a unique sound.
Limited Edition Headphones
Grado's limited edition headphones lets the company experiment with different woods and designs, giving it the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind Grado. As always, with every wood used, Grado wouldn’t proceed if it didn’t feel that the tonal ability was representative of the Grado signature sound.
"We’re extremely pleased to offer the Cocobolo GH2 as one of the finest headphones we’ve ever built at Grado," Grado concludes.